Crazy About Cakes
Ages: 6th grade and up
Date: August 2-5, 2021
Time: 9am – 4pm. Arrive at 8:45 for health assessment.
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Each year this week is sold out almost immediately and we do our best to open more sessions and then those are sold out. We are grateful for the popularity of our signature camp each summer because it's one of our favorite classes to teach! Chef Tiffany has compiled almost every kind of tool (except that darn fondant roller on her wish list! LOL) and loves to show students how to use them in their baking projects.
Students that have been to this camp in the past enjoy the refresher about cake baking fundamentals as well as trying new cake designs and recipes, so don't be afraid to signup for this camp again.
The format of this cake week is just like our Cake Wars week - but without the daily competition. Each student bakes and decorates their own cake and they earn points for participation, effort, design, and cleaning up. Points will be tallied at the end of the week to win individual prizes. On the first day of camp, we review the basics for both vanilla and chocolate cakes, then we brainstorm as a group what cake projects we are going to tackle for the rest of the week. This allows each student to have a voice in what we make for the week.
Students that are interested in the competitive style class can register for class here: 5th Annual Cake Wars on July 6-9.
How to Prepare Inexperienced Young Chefs for Success
While you are waiting for summer, you can help your young chef prepare for camp by working on their measuring skills. Let them pour, scoop, and measure all types of ingredients. Talk to them about the labels on the measuring cups and spoons and how it matches the ingredients list on your recipe - or even on the side of a box. This is a No Judgement Zone! The more you allow them to work in the kitchen with you, the more independent they become.
What To Bring to Camp:
- Bring a cold lunch and a water bottle
- Bring to-go containers. More details about size later.
- Long hair should be tied back away from their faces.
- Closed-toe, comfortable shoes. They stand a LOT while they are cooking!